Police deploy more resources to curb stock theft

Mmusi and Ramakorwane PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Mmusi and Ramakorwane PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Stock theft is increasingly becoming a serious concern because the police are struggling to arrest the situation.

This scourge continues to affect farmers and the country’s rural economies and requires concerted efforts to overcome. However, the police have since resolved to deploy more resources to curb the scourge.

Stealing of cattle is causing great misery to farmers in Botswana, especially those in rural communities who largely depend on agriculture for sustenance. Realising that communities are losing livestock to criminals, which is impacting negatively on their livelihoods, the police resolved to enhance the participation of community structures in the fight against stock theft.

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